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Oh America! You are a steaming post-election hot mess.
All fifty states have petitions for secession now, talking heads are wallowing in lame excuse dredges up to their eyeballs. You know for certain you're a bowl of sour grapes if former First Lady Barbara Bush tells you to stop your whining and move on.
The five stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.
I'm adding a sixth stage:The Blues.
How about we all agree, there's this last weekend to wallow and wail, and then come Monday, it's a new week? And it is the week of Thanks, (notice the capital "t"?)
I have a great play list all lined up for you. Go ahead, drown your sorrows, but leave the last glass half. Okay? Then, make a pot of black coffee, and sober up. And, remember that a spoonful of sugar will make the medicine go down sweeter.
Here's the thing: Everybody here in these United States, you are mine, and you don't get to go anywhere. We can slam doors, pull hair, spit on each other's laundry, give each other the silent treatment, mutter under our breath, scream and shout, but you need to know, you're still invited to Thanksgiving Dinner. And for drinks and dessert, later.
Statesboro Blues - Taj Mahal
All I Could Do Was Cry - Etta James
Sit & Cry the Blues - John Nemeth
You've Got to Hurt Before You Heal - Kenny Neal
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had - Mud Morganfield
Doom & Gloom - Rolling Stones
Jumpin' at Shadows - Gary Moore
Sunrise Blues - Samuel James
Firewater - Django Django
Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
When I Get Drunk - Carey Bell
Black Coffee - Delta Moon
Medicine - Tad Benoit
My Story - Chuck Willis
Honolulu Blues - Craig Finn
Rave On - M Ward
Something for Nothing - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Crossroads - Cream
Grounds for Divorce - Elbow
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
The Story - Brandie Carlile
Don't You Lie to Me - Junior Wells
I'm on to You - Joe Louis Walker
Don't Owe You a Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
You Gonna Need Me - Mark Butcher Band
Thankful and Thoughtful - Betty LaVette
Welcome to the Human Race - Walter Trout
Enough of the Blues - Gary Moore